Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap has an interesting mix of news and announcements. However, I want to focus your attention today on a major problem with our national work force that is hiding “right out in the open.” As you will see in the posted reports, we are getting very mixed signals in the economy regarding… [Read more]
Making Changes to Serve You Better!
Over the last several weeks, I have received several suggestions on ways to improve our aggregated news and information service. One of those suggestions involves combining our Weekly Summary version of WorkCompRecap with any Friday, Saturday and Sunday news, and scheduling delivery for early Monday morning. This seems like a very good, and more efficient,… [Read more]
Comorbid Conditions and Work Comp Claims……..
Several weeks ago I posed a rhetorical question regarding the relationship between diabetes and workers’ compensation claims, driven primarily by my recent experience at a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) fundraiser. Quite a few of you clicked through to the Diabetes at Work website to learn more. Today, a study released by Coventry Workers’ Comp… [Read more]
Deals, Deals and More Deals…….
Todays’ news includes a big announcement from Verisk Analytics regarding their acquisition of Crowe Paradis Service Corporation. This is a significant strategic announcement because it takes Verisk one step further into the workers’ compensation “insurance services” sector. Genex and Cigna also jointly announced that their previously announced transaction closed. I doubt these will be the last transaction… [Read more]
Another “first” for WorkCompWire…….
As a startup celebrating our fourth week in business, we have had plenty of “firsts;” like my first typo (actually a word omission spotted by two eagle eyed industry friends on our first day), our first subscribers, our first media partnership, our first advertisers, etc. Today’s first comes to you from 35,000 feet above the… [Read more]
We are in the home stretch now…….
Most of you with experience in the workers’ compensation industry recognize this “post Thanksgiving” time of year as the period of time when the activity level starts to drop off. Vacations seem to ramp up, internally focused projects get completed, offices get cleaned, months old periodicals get read, and those still left at the… [Read more]
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our loyal readers!
This is the time of year when we reflect on all the blessings and gifts we are thankful for in our lives. We at WorkCompWire especially appreciate all the positive feedback and suggestions you have shared with us, as well as the support of our sponsors and advertisers. We will continue to work diligently to serve you, and look forward to being your trusted… [Read more]
Humana Announces Intent to Acquire Concentra!
Visit WorkCompWire to learn more. We look forward to becoming your trusted source for timely news and information related to all facets of the Workers’ Compensation industry. Have a good week. Patrick J. Sullivan Managing Editor WorkCompWire
A Wicked Night in New York………
The subject line today is a bit misleading for those of you expecting a steamy, sordid or wretched tale from the Big Apple. Quite the contrary. The Editor and several WorkCompWire staff members spent the evening at the Gershwin Theatre taking in one of Broadway’s most popular productions, Wicked. A wonderful way to start the… [Read more]
The Future of Workers’ Compensation is ………… uncertain?
Today’s edition of WorkCompRecap, combined with news released last week and this week by two of the larger workers’ compensation insurers in the U.S., present a very troublesome glimpse into the near term future of workers’ compensation. Last week the CEO of American International Group (AIG), appearing live on CNBC, made the comment that… [Read more]